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. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he have? >> the president first and foremost will want to know what information we've gotten overnight and over the weekend. intelligence officials and sources are pulsing the system. getting not only their sources but friends and alleyi'llallyies, try to gather as much information. my sources tell me there isn't that much that's new. the president may hear some updates but maybe not that much new. he'll get some updates. >> what's interesting is they say the operatives already dispatched. >> that's right. this is reminiscent the plot in 2010. you recall there was a plot to attack europe sites. people were worried about mumbai-style attacks coming from the al qaeda core. it never materialized. but officials were worried that they actually had operatives in place. that's great concern here. >> this
party chairman george h.w. bush. >> i really was proud of you. i know it was tough. >> and ronald reagan. >> we're still behind you out here and i want you to know that you're in our prayers. >> how nice of you to say that. >> this too shall pass. >> everything passes. thank you. >> reporter: but of course watergate didn't pass, and several years later in a long interview with david frost, nixon said he wished that he had ordered them to carry out the destruction of the tapes. he also told the speechwriter of that april address to add a paragraph saying that he, the president, might have to resign. he didn't say it that night, but it happened 16 months later in august of 1974. gayle, charlie. >> thank you, bill. president nixon spoke with bob haldeman three days after the watergate break-in when investigators listened to the tapes, there was an 18 1/2 minute gap in that recording from june 20th, 1972. it became one of the biggest mysteries of watergate. nixon's secretary, rosemary wood, said she erased the tape accidentally by stepping on a pedal while reaching for the telephone. after a
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